Wow, time sure slips away fast these days. Maybe my life is just so quiet that I really don't have much to blog about. But in checking out the blogs this morning with my cup of coffe, I did get inspired.
I have been working on this quilt top, and I love it. The pattern is Iowa Girl from Quilt Sampler Spring/Summer 2004. I was trying to weed out some of the stuff in my little sewing room, and everybody knows you just don't throw out a magazine until you've looked through it to make sure there aren't projects calling your name. Like I need another project to start! But I had so much fabric left over from my BOM for The Farmer's Wife quilt, it just seemed that this would be quick and easy since the leftovers are all boxed together. I did use invisible thread and a zigzag stitch to hold the appliques. I'm not a fan of the invisible thread look, but I was looking for quick and easy; it does the trick.
And speaking of The Farmer's Wife, my quilt buddy Angela and one of her blog buddies have started a quilt along; and it's taken off by storm. Check out her blog to see her fun take on these blocks. I love Angela's taste in fabrics because they are happy and fresh looking. And a new blogger is Lindsay who is also participating in this; she has a new blog, and I think you'll like to read her.
And I'm stitching this. The pattern is Now I Lay Me... by La-D-Da. I had great intentions to stitch one of these for every grandbaby in our family; I'm three behind as Gianna will be born next month. But they aren't complaining, so I'm not worried :D
Larry is doing really well. He golfed for the first time last Saturday. It was just nine holes with a cart, but I was nervous the whole time. I'm getting better at this though. He is wearing a heart monitor now and has been for a couple days. When he phones in the reading, the technician tells him he sees nothing to be concerned about. Thank you for your encouraging emails and comments and especially your prayers. We're getting back to normal but we're being careful about diet and exercise like we should have been years ago.
And with strawberries finally ripe in our area, last night I froze a few containers for winter eating and made a batch of jam. I'm making a list of things I want to can and freeze this year. It's all part of trying to eat less sodium; just reading labels seems like a fulltime job in itself. But I've found some good websites and recipes for homemade which I'll share in the future.
Enjoy your summer and be sure to take some time just for yourself. I'm heading out for a long walk with my ipod; it's becoming something I look forward to a lot.